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What's a Wreck?

A Cake Wreck is any cake that is unintentionally sad, silly, creepy, inappropriate - you name it. A Wreck is not necessarily a poorly-made cake; it's simply one I find funny, for any of a number of reasons. Anyone who has ever smeared frosting on a baked good has made a Wreck at one time or another, so I'm not here to vilify decorators: Cake Wrecks is just about finding the funny in unexpected, sugar-filled places.

Now, don't you have a photo you want to send me? ;)

- Jen

Sunday Sweets: Modern, Funky, Cool!

Traditional cakes are awesome, sure, but sometimes you want a crisp, modern twist:

(By Torta Deliziosa) this!

Check out that 3D grid pattern. Stunning!


Another clever design:

(By Sweet Sensations, Inc - now closed permanently - & featured here)

Those paper-like bubbles add just the right amount of interest - no color needed!


But for those who want ALL the colors, I've got something for you, too:

(By Cafe Orbis Cakes)

Graphic, geometric, and totally groovy.
(Look closely; there are patterns embossed in the pixels!)


This pinwheel cascade is the stuff chevron-covered dreams are made of:

(By cakelava)



And here's a new-to-me technique that I just love:

(By Desiree Aguirre)

Ruffly swirl goodness!


But perhaps you prefer something a bit more awesomely angular. Even, dare I say, spectacularly spiky?

(By Yellow Cake Company)

It's modern art come to life - and ready to be plated.


Speaking of art, here's one that looks like an edible, 3D oil painting:

(By Lucia Simeone)

Plus: Poppies! My favorite!


These asymmetrical petals remind me of Old Hollywood glamour:

(By Charm City Cakes)

Can't you just see this as a satin dress from the 1920s?
(And notice that oh-so-subtle peach ombre coloring. Beautiful.)


Color, whimsy, and more impressive patterns:

(By Kim Giles, featured here)

Love how most of the color is blowing off the cake - and how it takes an extra moment to see all the white-on-white designs.


And finally, some superb swoopiness with just the right balance of modern and traditional:

(By Torte Di Nadia)

That pink ruffle bit is blowing my mind. Love how it bridges that bold, modern cube pattern with the delicate flowers! SO GOOD.


Hope you guys have a Sweet Sunday!


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Reader Comments (9)

Omg the artistry behind these cakes is amazing.

October 8, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMindy1

The spiky one looks like origami to me. A-MAZ-ING!!

October 8, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLynne

Third cake down: I hope they take the pretty pixelated prism cake off the plate before the precarious spindly stem gives out. *POOF!*

October 8, 2017 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

My friend's wedding recently had a similar sort of cake. White backgrounds, grey hexagons that got closer together as you went down the tier, and a randomly placed orange hexagon every so often. Filling were chocolate fudge brownie, sticky toffee and Victoria sponge.

October 8, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterFiona

Such an array of amazing and splendid examples of the art!

(And, sadly, my mind can envision utterly 'orrible failures inspired by the perfection: thanks, Jen.)

October 8, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterPhrogge

hard to pick a fav among these... though the last one is AMAZING!!!! my goodness, it's hard to believe these are CAKES!!

October 8, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAddie

...I want that spiky cake. I want it very much. :D

October 8, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterKai Lowell

That pixelated rainbow one would make a minecraft fans heart leap, but gods I can just imagine a wreckerator getting their hands on that idea and totally mangling it

October 9, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterDemi

Cakes like that really don't impress me. You pay $$$$'s to get that sort of cake and for what? So it can be eaten and destroyed. What are you going to do with it? Freeze it for eternity?

October 11, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJoe

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